Giving Back Around the Globe.
Imagine having the opportunity to deliver the world to travelers driven by wanderlust. That’s exactly what we do and boy, is it exciting! But that’s not all.
Being a leader in travel might be enough for some companies. We’re not one of them. The Globus family of brands is also invested in giving back. We don’t simply want to show travelers the most spectacular destinations and sights – we’re taking responsibility for their preservation.
Globus family of brands is an annual sponsor for Tourism Cares – donating both money and associates time for their worthwhile projects.
Our partnership with Tourism Cares, established by the United States Tour Operators Association (USTOA),has allowed us the opportunity to preserve and restore many American icons from 2004 until present. These include: Crazy Horse Memoria, Atchafalaya Basin Project, George Washington’s Mount Vernon, USS Arizona Memorial, Boston’s Old State House, Memphis Rock’n’Soul Museum, Denali National Park and Preserve, Save our Cemeteries, Louis Armstrong Memorial Park, Independence National Historic Park, Yellowstone National Park, Fundacion Galapagos Ecuador, National World War II Memorial and Zion National Park
This year Globus has targeted these “American Icons” for preservation/ restoration funding:
- Freedom Trail
- Kenai Fjords National Park
- Redwood National Park
- The Mountain Institute in Peru
The Globus family of brands is also dedicated to sustainable tourism. In 2012, we were honored with the distinguished Sustainable Tourism Education Program™ (STEP) Bronze Certification. This certification was a flagship program of Sustainable Travel International. A gold standard in sustainable business management, STEP was among the first global standards to be formally recognized by the Global Sustainable Tourism Council (GSTC), and Globus is the first major tour operator to receive the certification. The Globus family of brands has been a member of the Sustainable Travel Leadership Network (STLN) since 2012.
We also partner with the Mountain Institute in Peru through USTOA. This program works hand in hand with remote mountain communities to address their most critical challenges. Their work revolves around three central themes; conservation of mountain ecosystems, sustainable economic development and support for unique mountain cultures in Peru. http://www.mountain.org/andes
Another amazing “give back” opportunity the Globus family of brands supports is the “Honorary Rangers” program, in which we make a contribution to the South African National Parks Honorary Rangers to help efforts to protect and save the Rhinos against poaching.
We are also a proud sponsor of the Make-A-Wish Foundation. Through Make-A-Wish, we provide free vacations and offer discounted travel packages to help grant wishes to seriously ill children nationwide. With Monograms, wish families can rekindle and reconnect on incredible journeys to destinations in Europe and South America. So far, we have helped hundreds of Make-A-Wish family members realize their dreams.
Our associates are also personally involved in the “give back” action. As part of an internal, associate program called “Hunger on the Move,” Globus family’s team members were asked to turn calories burned into nutritional calories for malnourished babies. For every 15,000 calories burned, they saved a baby’s life in Kenya or Myanmar: Two destinations featured in our vast portfolio. After just six weeks, 134 team members burned a total of 1,185,230 calories saving 79 babies’ lives.
Nature – Enthusiasts
America’s national parks boast some of the most majestic scenery in the world. The Globus family of brands is proud to partner with the Wildland Firefighter Foundation to support the brave firefighters who protect our private and public lands from wildfires. We make a contribution to the Wildland Firefighter Foundation for every traveler we bring on a GoParks!Tour, at no additional cost to our guests. It’s our way of recognizing and honoring our nation’s wildland firefighters and their heroic efforts to preserve our national treasures.
Adopt a family
Tis the season for giving. Here at the Globus family of brands, we strive to help families in need. For the past 10 years, we have collaborated with organizations to make a difference with families that need help over the holidays. Our employees “adopt” members of the families and fulfill their wish lists. Whether it is a new bike, winter jacket, sheets, dishes or toys to brighten a child’s holiday, our employees deliver. This was our largest year yet. We helped 18 families which breaks down to 77 people will have a happy holiday because of our employees.
In addition to all that we do, company-wide, many of our associates also have a passion for volunteering. Together, we have supported our community, including sponsoring a Make-A-Wish kickball team (for the last 7 years); hosting a cleanup day at Red Rocks, donating presents to local families during the holidays and many of our team members participate in Denver’s Bike to Work Day.